Baltimore Riots Case Study
Freddie Gray, 25 years old, was being transported in a police van after being charged with possession of an illegal switchblade. He was beaten by police while being transported to the prison, leaving him in a coma where he later died from his injuries. In the wake of Freddie Gray’s funeral riots broke out in Baltimore, buildings were looted and burned down, and rioters threw glass bottles and rocks at the police. After many hours of protest and unrest in the city the Mayor called a State of Emergency. The National Guard was dispatched to Baltimore and a one week curfew was set from 10pm to 5am.
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BBC News, 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.
Michael Brown, an 18 year old black man from Ferguson, Missouri was and killed after he allegedly tried to grab a white officer 's gun. Michael Brown was shot 17 times excessive much ? In November of 2014 after the Michael Brown trial where Darren wilson, the white officer who shot him 17 times, was found innocent of no wrongdoings. Immediately after the trial thousands of violent protesters across the country rioted from LA to New York. Multiple buildings and cars were burned down in Ferguson. The police were heavily armed during the protest and used tear gas. 321 arrest were made and 11 protesters were injured.
My source was very useful to me. It analyzed each perspective of the Michael Brown case and showed pictures of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. This source was better than the others because it gave an in depth analysis of every part of the Ferguson Riots. The goal of this article was to tell about what happened in Ferguson,Missouri. This was a very helpful article.
"Mall of America Protest Was ‘decoy’ for Airport Block." New York Post. 24 Dec. 2015. Web. 12 Apr. …show more content…
Simultaneously the organization blocked terminals at the St. Paul International Airport on the busiest travel day of the year. More than 100 protesters gathered their to block the terminal two of which had to be closed. 15 people were arrested but no one was injured at the airport. This protest was all because of the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police. Many angry protesters also gathered at the Mall of America after police killings that happened in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.
My source was very helpful it told about how the Mall of America protest were a decoy for something even bigger. My source for this is the New york Post, they’re very reliable. The New York Post was a little biased in the article because they mainly focused on the Black Lives Matter organization. Its goal was to tell about The Black Lives Matter movements protest and Mall of America decoy. This article was very helpful to me. It showed me that the Black Lives Matter organization is very smart in their attempts to protest and spread awareness.
Toppo, USATODAY Greg. " 'Black Lives Matter ' Protesters Block S.F. Bay Bridge." USA Today. Gannett, 19 Jan. 2016. Web. 12 Apr.